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1523 31st St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia, 20007
United States
1523 31st St NW Washington, District Of Columbia, 20007 United States

1523 31st St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia, 20007 United States

Michael Rankin
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Property details

  • Property type

    Single Family Homes

  • Status

    Contract Pending

  • Year Built


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1523 31st St NW

The historic Breiding House is a beautiful fully detached Georgetown residence with commanding street presence and a rarely available shingle-style faade. The house was built by Kenderline & Parrett and designed by notable Architect Harvey L. Page for Navy Lieutenant Harrie Webster and his wife in 1885. The impressive residence has been thoughtfully updated, while still maintaining its original historic details and character. The house features an abundance of natural sunlight, which is further magnified by the large windows and high ceilings throughout. It was also notably included in the Historic American Buildings Survey of the 24 Architectural Masterpieces of Georgetown. The main level is complemented with original wood floors and elegant moldings. A lovely front vestibule with transom windows leads to the gracious front foyer, which seamlessly transitions to the formal entertaining rooms. The front living room has built-in bookshelves, a wood-burning fireplace with a detailed wooden mantle, and a three-part leaded glass oriel. The nearby dining room provides a fireplace, an adjoining butlers pantry, and convenient access to both the kitchen and rear family room. The well-appointed gourmet kitchen has high-end stainless-steel appliances, soapstone countertops, a breakfast bar, and a semi-circular bay towards the rear of the home. The neighboring sun-filled family room has three large skylights and offers built-ins, an additional table space eating area, four large windows with transoms, and French doors to the rear deck and exceptional garden. There is the added convenience of a powder room on this floor. An open-well stair with a turned and carved balustrade leads to the second level. A notable double-hung lead stained glass window is found at the stair hall landing. The second level provides three light-filled bedrooms and two updated full bathrooms, including the wonderful primary suite. The generous primary bedroom has a fireplace, three oversized windows, and three closets. It adjoins the primary bathroom, which can also be accessed from the hall. Both of the additional bedrooms on this floor overlook the rear garden and terrace and utilize the updated hall bathroom. The third floor has an attractive bedroom and an additional den that is highlighted with original floors and period details. There is wonderful light and lovely views of Georgetown rooftops and gardens from this floor. The lower level of the residence provides a fully separate in-law/staff suite with front and rear entrances. There is a living room, kitchen, bedroom with a full bathroom, and a separate laundry room. This suite on the lower level can be completely closed off and separated from the main house. On the other side of the lower level is the primary laundry room with storage and a workshop. The garden is exceptionally generous in size with mature plantings and trees, which provide the grounds with privacy. A garden of this size is rarely available in Georgetown and offers beautifully layered landscaping with numerous entertaining spaces.

Amenities & Features

  • Listing Details
    • Property ID
    • MLS#
    • Property type
      Single Family Homes
    • Marketed By
      TTR Sotheby's International Realty
    • Status
      Contract Pending
    • Listing Price
    • County
      District Of Columbia County
  • Utilities & Building
    • Year Built
    • property taxes
    • Style
    • cooling
      Central Air Conditioning
    • Other
      Public Sewer Service
  • Interior
    • Amenities
    • Full Bathrooms
    • Partial Bathrooms
    • Bedrooms
  • Additional Features
    • Construction